As I’m re-arranging things a little on the site, I’ve decided to add another angle to the blog. “Wish You Were Here” will be a weekly posting of a favourite image, either from my travels or some special local shots. I hope you enjoy them and I’d love to hear what you think – especially if you have your own story about the featured image.
This is the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the popular park of the same name in Vancouver. It is 140 metres long and 70 metres high, strung over the Capilano River. The weather on the day we visited the park was brilliantly crisp. It had snowed in the morning and then cleared up, giving us the opportunity to enjoy the nicer side of a northern winter. I’m not all that good with heights so approached the bridge with some trepidation, trying to ignore the goading of my two delightful daughters. Eventually I took a deep breath and cautiously advanced, not at all sure I wasn’t going to have a complete meltdown and have to be scraped – screaming – from somewhere in the middle. The chances of that happening were raised considerably when those to whom I had given life waited until I got half way across and then started jumping up and down on the bridge making it sway, gently, but alarmingly.
Some days it’s harder to love your kids than others.